Tales Of A Traveller, By Washington Irving


Let us return to Rome, said she, putting her arm within her
husband's, and drawing towards him as if for - Page 250
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"Let Us Return To Rome," Said She, Putting Her Arm Within Her Husband's, And Drawing Towards Him As If For Protection - "Let Us Return To Rome And Give Up This Visit To Naples."

"And give up the visit to your aunt, too," said the husband.

"Nay - what is my aunt in comparison with your safety," said she, looking up tenderly in his face.

There was something in her tone and manner that showed she really was Thinking more of her husband's safety at that moment than of her own; and being recently married, and a match of pure affection, too, it is very possible that she was. At least her husband thought so. Indeed, any one who has heard the sweet, musical tone of a Venetian voice, and the melting tenderness of a Venetian phrase, and felt the soft witchery of a Venetian eye, would not wonder at the husband's believing whatever they professed.

He clasped the white hand that had been laid within his, put his arm round her slender waist, and drawing her fondly to his bosom - "This night at least," said he, "we'll pass at Terracina."

Crack! crack! crack! crack! crack!

Another apparition of the road attracted the attention of mine host and his guests. From the road across the Pontine marshes, a carriage drawn by half a dozen horses, came driving at a furious pace - the postillions smacking their whips like mad, as is the case when conscious of the greatness or the munificence of their fare.

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